Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Supreme Court conservatives should evaluate the whole law.

  • Feb 27, 2015

Rula Ghani is a soft-spoken voice for change who refrains from pushing too hard against cultural norms.

  • Feb 24, 2015

The Wisconsin governor doesn’t see the value of a college degree.

  • Feb 19, 2015

A conservative federal judge uses flimsy legal logic to upend Obama’s executive order on immigration.

  • Feb 17, 2015

Failure to approve a war authorization would represent an abdication of constitutional responsibility.

  • Feb 13, 2015

A six-month suspension is severe but may not be enough since, ultimately, his job depends on his reliability.

  • Feb 10, 2015

The reaction to his prayer breakfast remarks was as predictable as it was disheartening.

  • Feb 6, 2015

Rand Paul and Chris Christie make a disturbing break with science in their comments on vaccination.

  • Feb 3, 2015

The university is taking a new approach in going after the campus drinking problem.

  • Jan 30, 2015

Despite Obama’s rosy words, the debt still looms.

  • Jan 27, 2015
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Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters, and the world’s cutest dog.
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